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UNFPA Arab States Regional Office launches ‘A Women Even Here’ campaign

 

 

Cairo, 8 March 2020 – UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) is marking this year’s International Women’s Day by launching a digital awareness and fundraising campaign ‘A Woman Even Here’. The campaign tells the stories of six women and their struggles during humanitarian crises. Each of the six women endured hardships and experiences that can break most, but they survived to tell their stories.

 

It tells the story of Sahar who was abandoned by her husband because of her fistula. As a new mother, she refused to accept defeat. With the help of UNFPA and its partners, she was able to have a surgery. Post-surgery, she decided to give back and became a midwife.

 

Then, there is Dalal, a Syrian refugee who got married at sixteen years old. Soon, after her husband was one of the casualties of the ongoing conflict in Syria, she became a young widow and had a difficult time recovering from her traumatic experiences. However, she was able to seek help and fight her way out of depression. She did it for her son; he needed her unconditional love as she fulfills two roles, mother and father. 

 

They are stories of resilience!

 

UNFPA ASRO launched the campaign in cooperation with France 24 Arabic on Friday 6 March with hashtags #AWomanEvenHere - #لازلت_إمرأة

 

Help us promote the campaign to support women and girls in their struggles by donating:

$20 for 2 DIGNITY KITS

Each Kit will contain: underwear, sanitary pads, soap, toothpaste, and toothbrush to meet the personal hygiene needs of one displaced woman or girl for one month.

$50 for 10 SAFE BIRTH KITS. Each kit contains:

1. Plastic Bag 

2. Hand Soap bar

3. Plastic Draw sheet

4. Scalpel

5. Umbilical Tape 

6. Cotton cloth,

7. Latex Exam Gloves, exam, 

$100 can support a midwife

Support a midwife for 1 month to provide life-saving care for pregnant women.

The campaign website is currently live on the following links:

Arabic: https://arabstates.unfpa.org/en/aweh

English: https://arabstates.unfpa.org/en/aweh